Taika Waititi has found the golden ticket.
Mere weeks after winning an Oscar for penning Jojo Rabbit, Waititi is jumping into the world of Roald Dahl for Netflix, closing a deal to write, direct and executive produce two original animated series based on the celebrated author’s works, the streaming company announced Thursday.
Netflix has finally made autoplay of previews an option. About-fucking-time.
Miss Americana, directed by Lana Wilson, looks at Swift’s career and is “a raw and emotionally revealing look at one of the most iconic artists of our time during a transformational period in her life as she learns to embrace her role not only as a songwriter and performer but as a woman harnessing the full power of her voice,” according to a statement.
So excited to announce the release of Soundtrack. This show is the beautiful brainchild of @joshsafran, who I worked with on Smash several years ago. I spent the summer holed up in the studio with the amazing @whiteseamusic, writing the score for season 1 which will come out on @netflix on December 18th. I owe her such a debt of gratitude for sharing her wisdom and friendship throughout the process. A huge shout out to the cast and crew as well as @iamzacclark who wrote the first episode with me and fellow composer Jimmy Levine who wrote amazing music for the season. Hope you enjoy!
Megh Wright, writing at Variety:
If you thought we were about to close out the year without a new comedy special from John Mulaney, think again because Netflix just revealed some very festive news: Mulaney’s new special, titled John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch, will make its debut on the streaming network on Christmas Eve. The Sack Lunch Bunch is a bit of a departure from the typical Mulaney special. As first revealed earlier this year, the special will take the format of a children’s variety show featuring sketches and musical numbers in an attempt “to recapture the magic of that bygone television era when children sang songs about their feelings with celebrity guests on funky outdoor sets.”
The New York Times has compiled the ten most popular shows and movies on Netflix.
The Breaking Bad movie will be titled El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie and will be released to Netflix on October 11th.
Kevin Smith has announced he’s working on a new anime He-Man series for Netflix.
The new series, titled “Masters of the Universe: Revelation,” will take place in the Mattel toy inspired world and will focus on some of the unresolved storylines of the classic ‘80s show. Smith will serve as showrunner and executive producer.
“I’m Eternia-ly grateful to Mattel TV and Netflix for entrusting me with not only the secrets of Grayskull, but also their entire Universe,” Smith said. “In ‘Revelation,’ we pick up right where the classic era left off to tell an epic tale of what may be the final battle between He-Man and Skeletor! Brought to life with the most metal character designs Powerhouse Animation can contain in the frame, this is the Masters of the Universe story you always wanted to see as a kid!”